Definition of Genus Nymphalis

1. Noun. Type genus of the Nymphalidae: mourning cloak butterflies.




Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Nymphalis

genus Notornis
genus Notoryctus
genus Notropis
genus Nucifraga
genus Numenius
genus Numida
genus Nuphar
genus Nuytsia
genus Nyctaginia
genus Nyctereutes
genus Nycticebus
genus Nycticorax
genus Nyctimene
genus Nymphaea
genus Nymphalis (current term)
genus Nymphicus
genus Nypa
genus Nyssa
genus Oceanites
genus Ochna
genus Ochotona
genus Ochroma
genus Ocimum
genus Octopus
genus Ocyurus
genus Odobenus
genus Odocoileus
genus Odontaspis
genus Odontoglossum

Literary usage of Genus Nymphalis

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley (1858)
"The genus nymphalis (Latr.), or apatura (Fabr.), contains some very large and beautiful species; the anterior feet are useless for_ locomotion, ..."

2. The Entomologist; an Illustrated Journal of General Entomology by Edward Newman, Royal Entomological Society of London (1880)
"Another of the same genus (D. Dubia), is scarcer. It has a lofty flight in woods. Eight species of the genus Nymphalis have been recorded from Natal, ..."

3. The American Cyclopædia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1873)
"The genus nymphalis (Latr.), or apatura (Fabr.), contains some very large and beautiful species; the anterior feet are useless for locomotion, ..."

4. The American Entomologist (1868)
"... and which normally, like most species of the genus Nymphalis, inhabits the willow, but is occasionally met with on scrub- •In Figure 13», the left wings ..."

5. A Treatise on some of the insects injurious to vegetation by Thaddeus William Harris (1880)
"The genus Nymphalis* is readily distinguished by the following characters. Four-footed butterflies, with a long straight and slender knob to the antennas, ..."

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